Systematic chemical name for aspirin.
- Its analgesic effects are somewhere midway between morphine and codeine, and the drug is frequently combined with either acetaminophen or acetylsalicylic acid with or without caffeine.
- Coadministration of acetylsalicylic acid and warfarin increases the risk of bleeding.
- Since then, aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, has remained one of the world's safest, least expensive, and most consumed analgesics.
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Syllabification: a·ce·tyl·sal·i·cyl·ic ac·id
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